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Wounds, Weight & Hydration; Fighting the War with Nutrition in LTC

DATE: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Noon – 1 p.m. CST

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

For years, there has been a war going on in long-term care combatting the all-too-common malnutrition that can plague our elderly residents. The implications are many but at the top of the list are the Big Three – wounds, weight, and hydration.

Research in long-term care has shown that residents who lose weight unintentionally or are not well hydrated do not heal wounds as efficiently and are at higher risk of developing wounds. It has also been well established that unintentional weight loss can lead to malnutrition, which places the resident at risk for a multitude of adverse outcomes including increased infections, falls, or declines in cognition.

This webinar will review the common risk factors that contribute to the development of undernutrition or malnutrition, as well as how to combat them with assessments and interventions. The components of determining nutritional status, risk factors to consider preventing the Big Three, and effective nutritional strategies to fight this war on malnutrition will also be explored.

Join this free webinar to:

  • Identify the common causes of malnutrition and dehydration, as well as the risks for pressure ulcer development

  • Identify the indications to refer the resident for comprehensive nutritional assessment by the Registered Dietitian

  • Identify nutritional strategies to prevent and treat malnutrition in long-term care

Kim has been involved in healthcare and long-term care for over 39 years and has experience in all aspects of nutritional care and food services in both long-term care and acute care settings. As the Senior Vice President of Health Technologies, Kim is responsible for overseeing consulting services to over 1,500 client facilities in 23 states, as well as managing the services of 160 Registered Dieticians.

Kim’s received a Bachelor of Science in Medical Dietetics from the University of Illinois at the Medical Center, Chicago, and a Master of Science in Education and Instructional Technology from Southern Illinois at Edwardsville. Among her many memberships, Kim is active in The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics including participation in the Dietetics in Health Care Communities and Healthy Aging practice groups, and the Missouri Dietetic Association.  Kim has worked with state chapters of the Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals, as well as participated and presented educational programs for numerous state professional organizations including the Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Maine Healthcare Associations. Kim served on the Illinois Healthcare Association Educational Committee for over 15 years and has been a featured speaker at numerous local, state, and national healthcare conferences, as well as an author of numerous publications.

Nursing: This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by The Illinois Board of Nursing, an approved sponsor of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.

Administrators: This program has been approved for one clock hour of continuing education credit by the National Continuing Education Review Services (NCERS) of the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) – Approval #20231214-1-A89270-DL.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Attendees must submit their documentation directly to their respective state boards, associations, or licensing agencies. Forum Extended Care Services provides CE certificates only to attendees.

PRESENTER:

Kimberly Carr Fremont, MSED, RD, LD
Kimberly Carr Fremont, MSED, RD, LDSenior Vice President, Health Technologies

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